Born and raised on one of the very last farms in San Francisco, a young Fred Schweiger helped care for his grandparents’ vineyard as a boy. He purchased the Spring Mountain acreage, at a 2000’ elevation, in 1961 at the age of 19.
Marriage, children, a successful construction company, and several years later, he and his wife, Sally, began a long-held dream: to clear and plant the family owned Spring Mountain property into vineyard in 1979. The Schweiger Estate was designed and developed by Fred and Sally with the help of family, with their first official harvest in 1984.
Today the Schweigers are proud to be the longest property owners in the esteemed Spring Mountain AVA in the legendary Napa Valley, with ownership spanning four generations to live and work on the family estate. Their UC Davis-educated son Andy Schweiger serves as winemaker, crafting fine Bordeaux varietals, most notably Cabernet Sauvignon, and their signature blend called Dedication.
You’re invited! Fred & Sally look forward to sharing their wines of Napa Valley in contrast with the wines of France, on this special voyage from Paris to Normandy down the beautiful Seine River. There’s also a special pre-cruise tour of Chantilly and Champagne. Join them!
Please note: This tour and cruise program is created solely for Schweiger Vineyards by our tour operator, Expanding Horizons of Tustin CA in conjunction with AmaWaterways. The program will contain private meals, tours and/or visits to attractions outside of scheduled cruise activities. These additional services are exclusive to guests on this cruise who book their reservations with Expanding Horizons. Persons booking with alternative travel agencies will not be included in these activities.